Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Church House: Bathroom Inspiration


The first room that's gonna get it is the bathroom at the church house.  That way we have somewhere to potty while we work on everything else :)  Plus, it's small.  I seriously am super excited. Like can't sleep excited about this place.  I have lived in a rental, a tan rental, tan people.  Inside and out. For 9 months.  It's not the worst thing I've ever lived in, but I have no creative space.  My brain is going off like fireworks to get this place started.

So here is the before:
 
That vanity....OMG.  I found a little table/desk on the side of the road in September.  I snagged it and threw it in the back of the burb while it was pouring rain.  Yes, I'm that girl.  Anyhow, it says property of the US Navy on the bottom.  I have sat at it and imagine very important things were done at this little desk.  In all actuality, some navy officer probably sat with his feet on it and clipped his toenails. 
Whatever, it's mine now and last night I'm doing research for the Church House <dicking around on pinterest> and saw this and was like, BOOM, it's for the vanity!

 I love the color of that vanity and that old rug in the bathroom. The dark gray will be the bottom of the Navy desk and also the built in cabinet in the bathroom. So, that's happening.

Black ceiling, black tile floor.  If floors and ceilings can be sexy, <they totally can btw> then these are the bees knees for me.  When I decided to buy the house, I was like I can budget for these beautiful hexagon tiles.  They are around $10-$12 per square foot.  Measured the bathroom last night and was like....ummmm no.  I am going with matte black 12x12 tiles that are $1.32 per square foot.  I'd rather take a mini trip with the savings than let my 2 1/2 year old pee on it while he potty trains this summer. Just sayin. 

Love the olive green shower curtain.  What I want to do: buy olive green velvet fabric and have this luxuriously beautiful shower curtain.  What I will do: Find a set of full sheets in an olive green color I like or maybe a dark inky blue and use that as my shower curtain.  Mainly because I don't want to be sad that Oliver pissed on the shower curtain and I have to wash it for the 10th time that week.  Also, I love the old painting in the bathroom.

That tile pattern for the inside of the shower.  That's it. No argument.  It's happening. Like ASAP.

 

Another black ceiling/floor combo. Happening. and the black door and trim. Love.

All images via my hoarding of beautiful images on pinterest.

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Later gators!!
Kari

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Life Happens and The Church House






So, sometimes in life shit happens.  You are forced to go on adventures that you had never planned.  You get lost along the way and end up finding yourself.    I haven't written in a year.  A year.  Like Fresh Prince said, "My life got a twist-turned upside down."  You're singing it now, aren't you?!  Don't lie.  We both know you are :) 

Well, hopefully if all plays out this will be the lead-in to a slew of posts.  Next Monday, I close on an old church house.  It was picked up and moved and converted into a house.  It has hardwood floors, huge baseboards, and needs a total makeover.  This house is going to be my creative outlet for as long as I need it to be. 

Monday evening, I will be consumed with tearing out what needs to be redone.  In all reality, I will probably order a pizza and sit in the living room in my new house on a blanket. Take it all in.  Let the weight of doing things on my own sink in, and the realization that I am capable of anything free me of any burden. 

With all that being said and without further ado, I give you The Church House before photos.












I've got big, no HUGE plans for this place and for my life in general.  Hope you stick around and see what happens!!


Later Gators,
Kari

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Front Bathroom: Makeover

The bathroom was gross when we moved in.  I painted it with some leftover paint from our last house.  It at least covered the nasty stained walls.  Then we tore out the old vanity and scraped the nasty peeling vinyl floor and redid the bathroom.

Finally something I love!!


Way Before:

First redo:

It was so much better than before, but the stripes got on my nerves after a while and it was all very beige-y.
The vanity was a cheapy from HD and the finish wore off of it way too fast.  So, I had to paint it.


The stripes had to go, had to go.  I was so tired of looking at them.










Source List:
Wall Urchin: Target Threshhold
"I'm Happy, But I'm Not Going to Clap my Hands" Art (I just asked her to print it on white paper instead of beige): ETSY
Soap dispenser: Target Threshhold
DIRTY CLEAN bath rug: Urban Outfitters (no longer available)
Hexagon Towel Holder: Urban Outfitters (no longer available) 
Stripe Towel: West Elm
Wood Stool, Mirror, Badminton Rackets: Thrifted
Emergency Box : Hobby Lobby (then painted with craft paints)
Tear paper art were made by Morgan and Hayley at school for mother's day a few years back.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

$5 Garage Door Makeover and counter top sneak peek

Sorry, it's been 10 years since I've blogged.  I've been super busy with, well life.  It takes like 65 hours for every online teaching application.  Usually after hour 40, my computer crashes and I curl in the fetal position to cry.  I'm being a little dramatic...maybe.

I'm like thisclose to finishing up the kitchen.  On Friday, Mr. TSL has no school so we will be rocking the subway tile together.  If it doesn't get done Friday, I will do it Monday by myself.  The counter top looks amazing and I LOVE IT!!!

Her are some picks of it being glued up and then stained.  It look phenomenal!  So much better!

Now to the garage door, last summer I painted it  gray and we put up some huge house numbers Mr. TSL cut out with a jigsaw from a 1x12.

before:

After:

Now the front of the house had a little more depth.  White house, white garage door, white trim.  Got a little boring.  This helped, but I really wanted a fancier garage door, so.....

I saw these:

I saw these 5 Gallon Stir Sticks.  They were like $1.20 each at WalMart.  I painted them ORB like I painted the handle and lock on the garage door.  Then I took some liquid nails and glued them on like carriage doors :)


I really want to stain the concrete something warm to balance the gray and white....all in due time friends!!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

need some sunshine.....

I am elbow deep in a giant mess in my kitchen.  Apparently, when your hubby brings home your countertop, a fire is lit under your ass to get the island painted.  Meaning, all the contents of the drawers, the drawers themselves, and the cabinet doors are all over my kitchen and dining room covered in primer waiting for the first coat of paint to happen at nap time today....  totally excited to wrap up this kitchen makeover.  It's getting close.

On a more depressing note, I am super sick of this friggin cold weather.  It was okay for a while.  Then we had a few days of 60s.  I cleaned out some gardens, started plotting outdoor adventures, then low and behold.   Boom.  More cold weather.  WTF.

To top off all the lack of spray painting weather, I am uber bummed that today my little brother left for his second tour in Afghanistan.  Yep, the shitty place with all the war and shit, you know the one who's higher ups are no longer telling us they will protect our troops on the border or something.  Yep that place.  I cry.  He lies and tells me he's going on vacation to Colorado and he'll see me in a year or so.  It's our thing. Blah.  He did get engaged the other day to a fabulous girl!  I have had the honor of being asked to plan their wedding for the 4th of July 2015.  So, I have immersed myself in the pinning of ideas for said wedding.  I am so excited to plan it!!! Thank God for the distraction of Pinterest!

I needed some sunshine and then I saw all of these....now I want yellow everything. :)





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